just slowly getting there.
custom smoker update.......
trial run #1
a small bundle of charcoal was used. in an hour with all vents opened at the bottom and the top and doors latched shut, the surface was hot to the touch. as I have not bought a temp gauge yet, I placed the oven thermometer on the top rack, and after 30 minutes the temp read 250.
I plan to switch to lump coals and run another test to determine the right amount at the right tempurature before actually using the smoker for good.
would it make sense to put a metal bowl of water above the charcoal to deflect the heat?
as long as it is big enough to deflect heat to the sides, I think it would be fine
I have the 22.5 weber smoker and I put water in it everytime.
Actually, it looks close to it. Great job.
so, a 20 in dia. pan?